About Feral Strumpet

Adornments with a story since 2011

I've been making handmade, unique jewellery inspired by folklore and ritual for over thirteen years, with over 10,000 sales on both Etsy and my independent shop and over 2,900 five star reviews on Etsy.

I haven't always made jewellery. Once upon a time I worked in an investment bank in the City in London, and then I was a therapist in a hospice, and before that I was a painter and writing teacher.

I found myself in a strange land, having moved to the UK from the US, and like any good fairy tale, I had to use my cunning to get by. That was over eighteen years ago. I am a writer and jewellery designer and maker based in Kirkwall in Orkney, Scotland. All hand-mades are created one at a time in my workshop and home.  I'm serenaded by the wind, waves and sea birds on this wild edge of the North Sea.

Though I'm now living in Scotland, I came of age on the West Coast of the U.S. and that sunny nostalgia and the cultural hybridity of Cali still brighten my imagination.

I work with copper, sterling silver, and carefully chosen semi-precious stones. Sometimes I use fire polished and pressed Czech glass, Swarovski crystals, and antiqued brass findings. I occasionally use Tierra Cast findings, because their quality is unmatched. I combine recycled fragments of vintage jewellery and rosaries. I collaborate with Green Girl and am the sole European seller of Nicole Piar's Spirit Cats Oracle Deck. 

My shop is a two-person family operation. I design, make, and photograph the pieces myself. My partner Michael answers queries/conversations, packs up orders, and posts parcels to my lovely customers all around the world.

I value every customer, and we always strive to answer queries the same day. All items come gift wrapped as well.

What my customers are saying:

"Fast delivery and pretty wrapping and pouch. Lost for words, this is such a lovely necklace, perfect fit. The little bat has lots of detail, really sweet. If you love bats or like something a little unusual, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this lovely necklace. The Czech amethyst crystals are exquisite." - Jacqui D., UK

"...everything is beautiful ... you have magic hands!" --Sarah, Germany
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